Felice’s Fashion Picks

The Somerset Maxi Dress

Maxi Dresses for The Beach From Anthropologie

Oscar De La Renta brought us the Maxi dresses in the late 60's and we wore them into the 70's. And now they are back in style. We love Maxi dresses because they are easy to wear in the heat and are great for casual for dress up as well.  They look great with flip flops, flats and heels.  Here's some great options. Please share with us your favorite Maxi dress on Instagram - we would love to see what you picked to wear this summer. Take a picture of you in your Maxi and send to editor@betterafter50.com to post and share for a BA50 reader fashion round up....

BA50 Loves These Comfort And Styling Flip Flops and Wedge Sandals For Summer 2022

There are only two types of footwear that make my feet happy these days and those are winter boots and sandals. So here we are in sandal season and I couldn't be happier with the selections of comfort and look. The colors are vibrant and even the fanciest Prada have gone slightly Birk.  Take a look at these offerings and freshen up your closet and put a spring in your step....
Felice and Bill in Aspen

Sleep Overs After 60….44 Hours In Aspen

I loved camp, love sleep-overs, and still after 60, cherish morning visits in PJ's and organic unfolding of days with friends that only a sleepover can bring. Bill, loves his own bed. So when our friends Jill and Jeff invited us for a sleepover and we said yes. "Come ski, hike, hang- out. It will be fun." The New York Times has great travel stories about 36 or 48 hours in places so here’s our version ... a BA50 /44 hour itinerary of awesome Aspen post-Covid with great friends. Reader take note. Aspen is pricey, crazy pricey and full of frustrated workers, limited affordable housing and frankly, it's got issues. But, the town still has got plenty of charm and awesome natural beauty. ...
Felice Shapiro

What BA50s Are Wearing This Spring

Finally, I'm ready to buy some #BA50BadAss hip clothing for spring and it's shaping an easy look that's got me dancing in the living room  I love this outfit and it's easy to wear from night to day. My shopping cart is beginning to fill after a winter of cozy easy sweats.  Love this look curated from Anthropologie's Levi fringe bottom jeans, Orange suede Birks, two-toned Blundstones, and my new favorite find, The Porter Collective Jacket and a sexy print blouse  Check out my Instagram Reel ...
Line in the Sand

Protect Your Skin in Style: A Convo With Kay Unger and Lynn Obrien Of Line In The Sand: Bundled Gift Discounts

A fashion company founded by Two BA5O's who are both cancer survivors, who manufacture their products in the garment district in New York City, with products made from sustainable materials (like plastics found on the beach), with profits going to the oceans and cancer. I mean every thread of this company has been thought out and has purpose! You will definitely be inspired by this conversation with designer Kay Unger and Lynn Obrien and if you plan on going in the sun in the near future -- you will definitely want to wear these second skin fabrics that protect you from the sun. Every element of these designs are created with the woman over 50 in mind. They are attractive, useful and allow us to be free doing what we love while protecting our skin. Be sure to shop the 20 percent off bundled product offerings and their  post Thanksgiving weekend holiday sale. Let us know what you think on Instagram....
Nightrose PJs

PJ’s, Girlfriends and Sleep Overs

“Deb, You want to do a home to home?”

“Love to."

“Really, seriously?”

My feet start twitching and I am out of my chair -- I’m so excited.

I am suddenly 12 years old again, and a little giddy with the idea. That beastly Covid has ruined our annual sleepovers for too long. 

Like a rebellious pre-teen, we feel courageous and agree to a date.

I had been at her place last time, so we were going to start this round at my place. It was my turn now.

I wanted to get her something special to commemorate the sleepover re-launch.  My British friend had told me about these amazing PJ’s and so I went on-line to check them out. They were fabulous looking and frankly looked a little British. 


The Best Neck Lift for Under $30… Echo Bandanas

The best and easiest fashion uptick is the scarf. I love these Echo Bandanas for spring. Now that we don't have to wear theses as  masks anymore ( I hope), they provide a flash of color while covering the neck region. Nora Ephron wrote about our necks after a certain age and I know she would have agrees, that these bandanas are the quickest and most painless neck lift ever. I received a bouquet of bandanas from Echo the other day and here's a little video we made....